Definition of cytoarchitecture in US English:



  • 1The arrangement of cells in a tissue, especially in specific areas of the cerebral cortex characterized by the arrangement of their cells and each associated with particular functions.

    Also called cytoarchitectonics
    • ‘The boundaries of the cytoarchitecture of the rat primary visual cortex were determined according to the previously described method.’
    • ‘The cytoarchitecture of the perinuclear region of cells is well characterized, but other regions such as the lamellipodium and cellular projections are not.’
    • ‘They rapidly destroyed the well-organized cytoarchitecture characteristic of a typical growing pollen tube.’
    • ‘Our results were highly dependent on the cytoarchitecture of the neurons.’
    • ‘Expanded specific affinity theory specifies the advantages of small dry mass and dilute cytoarchitecture in impoverished systems.’
    • ‘We demonstrate the complex cytoarchitecture of the planarian brain, despite the simple superficiality of the morphology.’
    • ‘It is well-known that the diffusion coefficient of small molecules depends on the viscosity and cytoarchitecture of the intracellular milieu.’
    • ‘It is remarkable that the cytoarchitecture of the coupled neurites is designed to function as a single unit.’
    1. 1.1 The study of cytoarchitecture.